Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 | Various Times
Pasión! Ballet Repertory Theatre presents an evening of contemporary ballet infused with Spanish passion featuring choreography by Loren Fletcher Nickerson, with a montage of music journeying through contemporary classical flamenco into sweet tangos, and Alex Ossadnik’s ballet Carmen, a passionate tale of love and jealousy. Info: KiMo Theatre, 423 Central Ave. NW, 768-3544, KiMoTickets.com. Tickets: $17–$27; seniors and college students with current I.D., $5 discount; children 12 and under, $10 discount.
Saturday 18 | 8 PM
Site Unseen. A multimedia performance; choreography stage direction by Naomi Elizabeth Montoya and films directed by Su Hudson. Featured performance of Wild Dancing West 2013/Dance For Camera Weekend. Info: N4th Theater, 4904 Fourth St. NW, 345-4542, vsartsnm.org.
Friday 10 | 1 PM
Urban Olympics. The Urban Olympics is Amy Biehl High School’s largest fundraiser, where fifty teams of 5 compete against each other using brains & brawn in office “olympic” events on the Civic Plaza. In an effort to help bring in more funding for tutoring and enrichment opportunities for kids, the Urban Olympics is an epic event that includes a variety of activities, including Urban Bowling, the High Heel Race, the Water Jug Relay and many others. Proceeds benefit students by sponsoring enrichment classes and after school programs. Info: Albuquerque Civic Plaza, 239-8512, amybiehlhighschool.com. Cost: $250 for a team of five.
Friday 3 | 5-8 PM
Near & Far: Photographs by Erin Parker. Erin Parker captures the delight in the unexpected. As a seasoned traveler and photojournalist, Parker’s journeys have taken her all over the globe and through six continents. Near & Far is a collection of images born from Parker’s innate curiosity as a photojournalist along with explorations of her life behind the camera lens. Exhibition runs through June 28. Info: Inpost Artspace @ Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale Blvd. SE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org. Free and open to the public, Monday to Friday 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., during Outpost performances, and by appointment.
Saturday 4 | 11 AM-4 PM
8th Annual “Albuquirky” House Tour Fundraiser. Take a self-guided house tour of three of Albuquerque’s quirkiest, artistically enhanced homes and sculpture gardens. All proceeds benefit OFFCenter Community Arts Project. Info: OFFCenter, 808 Park Ave. SW, 247-1172, offcenterarts.org. Tickets: $25 at available locations: Bookworks, Robertson & Sons Violin Shop, Shampoo Alley, Sumner & Dene; last-minute ticket sales available on the day of event at OFFCenter.
Saturday 25 | 1:30 PM
Author Signing and Informal Chat with local author, Lucinda Lucero Sachs. Meet Lucinda as she signs her book, Clyde Tingley’s New Deal for New Mexico 1935–1938. tAnd to seal the process, during his term as governor (1935-1938), he made well over a dozen visits to Washington and kept a steady correspondence with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Lucinda is a native of Alameda, New Mexico and the daughter of Erminda L. Sachs and the late Ben Sachs. She is married to Lewis E. Real. Info: Barnes & Noble Coronado Center, 6600 Menaul Blvd., 883-8200, bn.com. Free.
Friday 17 - Saturday 18 | 8 PM
Jesus Muñoz Flamenco: Red Note. Red Note will explore dynamic, visionary movements in dance, music and visual art that are inspired from Cante Flamenco’s direction. Muñoz will introduce his exciting new interpretation on footwork method with his heavy, off-beat, circular style of dance and will create an on-stage collaborative visual art piece. Be prepared to take a journey to southern Spain, where soul meets dance. Info: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. Tickets: $35–$55; NHCC members, $5 discount; students and seniors, $10 discount; kids 12 and younger, $15.
Friday 3- Friday 31 | 5-8 PM
Wondrous Tales in Painting and Pottery. A reception for Kenyon and Mary Thomas will be at Mariposa Gallery. Mary Thomas is revered painter who does a combination of encaustic and acrylic watercolor mounted on wood. Kenyon Thomas, known for his exquisite pottery and masterful paintings, shares this show with his daughter, Mary. Showing with the gallery for more than 30 years, he is one of the most collected artists at Mariposa. Info: Mariposa Gallery, 3500 Central Ave. SE, 268-6828.
Wednesday 22 - Friday 31 | Various Times
Jersey Boys. See the 2006 Tony Award–winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. Jersey Boys is not recommended for all ages. The show contains smoke, gun shots, strobe lights, drug references, sexual situations and authentic “profane Jersey language.” Recommended for ages 12+. Through June 2. Info: Popejoy Hall, UNM Center for the Arts, (877) 664-8661 or 925-5858, popejoypresents.com.
Tuesday 21 | 7:30 AM
Real Heroes Awards Breakfast. Honor local heroes, have a great breakfast and help the Red Cross. Red Cross Real Heroes annual breakfast awards ordinary local people who demonstrate extraordinary courage. Info: UNM Ballroom/Student Union Building, American Red Cross in New Mexico, 7745 Pan American W. Fwy NE, 265-8514, redcrossnewmexico.org. Tickets: $100.
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